After emerging from my room, following the classic hour-long session deciding what to wear, my little sister immediately told me I looked like a librarian. “A cool one though. Not an old one. Like, that’s a good thing.” Despite the almost-insult I love dressing up, and one of my favourite aspects of fashion is the way it can change who you are. Not totally, none of that split-personality who-am-I garbage, but feeling like a librarian on Tuesday and Miley Cyrus on Saturday. The best part about this ensemble? The steaming cups of tea (or coffee, whatever floats your boat) all over it. Food+fashion= happiness. And glasses! Four-eyes and proud. Own it, sista.
Holidays are treating me right. Please don’t make me go back to school next week. Plz.
Wearing: Dress c/o Paint the Town, cardigan c/o Oasap, E&E glasses, shoes c/o Shellys London.
I’m back! For once, I haven’t posted because I’ve simply been too busy- not because I’ve watched a few too many re-runs of Friends. My life really isn’t usually this exciting. I headed straight from Byron, where my last post was shot, to Melbourne; toting my little suitcase and getting suitably lost in the airport. The One Night Stand Sleepwear event was a huge success, and Jamie and his crew managed to raise over $23,000 for kids sleeping it rough. There’s something immensely satisfying about blogging with a purpose. I’ll most likely have a post coming about it soon. Most likely. But let’s just address the obvious here: how completely and utterly Audrey-Hepburn is this dress?
A classic dress like this deserved a beautiful location. Melbourne’s new GPO is surprisingly stunning piece of architecture, and frankly nothing like any department store I’ve ever seen. Only in Melbourne. Because I’m tired, and my bedroom floor is strewn with half-unpacked suitcases, I’m going to cut this potential ramble short. Yay for holidays!
Wearing: Cue dress, MAC lipstick in MAC Red.
Apparently I’ve been really feeling the sports-luxe vibes since being here, seeing as I found myself with a skateboard in my last post, and an NYC sweatshirt in this one. And these sunglasses, always. But honestly, this is probably the most clothing I’ve worn at one time since being here. It’s really been non-stop bikini weather featuring denim shorts and a distinct lack of shoes. Bliss.
I’m currently gearing up for my second mini-trip of the holidays to Melbourne. Heading straight from this airport to the next and going to an event in the city with Kurt. Of course, you’ll all be updated via Instagram etc… especially since my life hasn’t been this exciting in a while. And on that note, I’m off to the beach with a copy of The Great Gatsby, a big floppy hat and snacks. Good morning! xo
Wearing: My friend Lili’s sweatshirt, skirt c/o Ringuet, sunglasses c/o ZeroUV, Converse sneakers.
Long time no speak… and look where I am! I made it through exam block and launched into holidays, kicking it off with a three-hour road trip to my happy place, Byron Bay. Life was so hectic during exam time I didn’t get a chance to post, and spent all of yesterday either driving, unpacking or sleeping. So we’ve settled in to beach life, and I have to say, I’m enjoying it. Stoked to show you all the beauty of this place (check my Instagram to see my adorable encounter this morning) and take some really cool photos. Maybe even get a tan. But probably not.
Bought this cropped sweater on a whim today, it was a little breezy outside (which, evidently, passed within 10 minutes) and it was only $50 and I had to buy it. The justification’s all there. Paired with these super-distressed shorts from Lulu*s, which are an above-the-knee cut which is different and surprisingly flattering. Also a skateboard, which ironically, I couldn’t ride if my life depended on it. But the outfit was skater-y and it was just sitting there, begging me to pretend that I actually skate all the time. Un-coordinated but stylish. Me in a nutshell.
I’ll be back ASAP with something beach-y and awesome for you all. Hope you’re enjoying the holidays! xo
Wearing: Nunui sweater, shorts c/o Lulu*s, sunglasses c/o ZeroUV.
And here we have the Izzy take on a slinky red mini. Add a worn pair of black boots, some oversized denim, sunglasses and a high ponytail and you could be going anywhere. Maybe not grocery shopping, but hey- whatever floats your boat. Dressing down is an artform that, when perfected, is both economical and functional. Buy an expensive dress, wear it all the time. Winning! This slinky number is from Ladakh, FYI, and the denim is taken from the back of Dad’s musky closet.
I will spare you the usual school complaints and try to muster up something interesting. Holidays in a week and I’m off to Byron with the fam (expect beach photo influx) followed by a possibly-probably-maybe trip to Melbourne. And because I’m never apart from the internet, the chances of frequent blog posts are very high. What are you guys up to? xo
Wearing: Dress c/o Ladakh, sunglasses c/o ZeroUV, Miss Shop boots, Dad’s Denim.
Another round of snaps courtesy of my resident photographer of late, Kurt. Really appreciating the fact that he forced me to take three different rounds of photos on Saturday afternoon, seeing as I’ve had no time/energy to do anything lately. In a weird clash of events I ended up with two jobs (Mexican restaurant and clothing boutique, FYI), my blog, a social life and a looming exam block this week. Woops. But getting back to fashion, I rediscovered this skort in the depths of my floordrobe a few days ago and have been wearing it non-stop. The best part about cleaning my room is no doubt the ridiculous amount of things I find that I never knew I had. It’s like Christmas everytime I decide to clean my wardrobe. I may or may not be easily amused.
Cutting this short because I’m planning on procrastinating for at least an hour before I start any form of schoolwork. Planning for procrastination. Now that’s organised.
Speaking of organisation, with things being so hectic lately I’ve had to pull myself together and figure out a routine. Let me know if you guys would like to see a post on how to balance everything/stay organised when things get hectic. And happy weekend. xo
Wearing; Top c/o Three of Something, skirt c/o Oasap, shoes c/o Shop Priceless.
Another psychedelic print has stolen my heart. Who needs boys anyway? I used to be one of those people who wore what everybody else was wearing, who stuck to denim shorts and black tees until the next trend came along. Starting my blog helped me to come out of my shell a little, and these days I wouldn’t feel myself without bold colour, holographic sandals and crazy prints. This is getting cheesy. My point? This shirt is the best thing since the fruit toast I had for breakfast yesterday. And that was pretty good.
I’m sorry if I seem a little erratic, I actually think lack of sleep/increase in school-work has left me somewhat scattered. Please, please let next week be over soon. Exam block will be the death of me.
But on a happier note, I finally reached 10,000 followers on Instagram! It all seemed to happen so quickly and I could not be more stoked. Kurt made me a cake, I had the full celebrity treatment at school and am now referred to as “Miss 10K.” This is why I have the best friends ever. Hope you’re all having a great Wednesday (even if it is Wednesday.. halfway into the week, yech) and I’ll talk to you soon! xo
Wearing: Shirt c/o Ringuet, skort c/o Oasap.
No, I haven’t actually been abducted by aliens. I’m still here, on planet Earth, just a little disjointed from the blog scene these past few days. School, work and socialising all factored in to one chaotic week, and nothing made me happier than finishing it off with an afternoon of shooting with Leah and Kurt. This daisy dress makes me almost wish we weren’t going into winter (almost… I like hot drinks and I’m always pale so winter’s kinda my thang) and is a definite mood-booster. Add sandals, a hat and a bralette and you’ve got my hot-weather uniform. Ice cold juice mandatory, beach hair optional.
Like I said, it was a big afternoon of shooting, so don’t be disheartened when I say that I have to go. Now I have to go. Bed is calling and we all know a Monday morning requires 90% more willpower to actually wake up to. Hope you all had an amazing week, and I’ll be back very soon! xo
Wearing: Dress c/o Ali & Kris, bralette c/o Tarte Vintage, hat c/o Oasap, Novo sandals.
Been feeling a little stressed lately, and after a failed attempt at taking these photos yesterday, I decided to put on my always-faithful white blouse and head to a spot that made me happy. I’ve figured out that it’s important to keep my youthfulness when posting outfits on here. It’s easy to kind of play dress-ups and wear outfits you wouldn’t dare to don in public, but I like to keep my integrity. 90% of the time I style things that I would wear, or have worn, and try to keep my 16-year-old air about me. Trust me, I’m pretty tiny in real life so it’s not hard to look my age, but clothing is important too! Tangent ending here with a simple “I’m tired and going to bed now.” Not much accomplished today because of birthday festivities for my mother/photographer extrodinare. I know she’s reading, because she’s the proudest mother you’ve ever met and my biggest fan (no…but seriously) she here’s a shoutout. Happy B’day, luv ya Ma!
Wearing: Skirt c/o Ringuet, Top c/o Three of Something, Shoes c/o Lulu*s, Sunglasses c/o ZeroUv.
After being in a location rut with my photos recently, this church was a Godsend (you see what I did there… crack myself up).I spent most of the weekend with him and his sister Leah, hanging and coffee shops and watching movies, but the highlight was definitely taking these photos. I know it’s a chronic case of outfit-repeating, but really… could there be a more perfect outfit for this? No, and I think the lovely people of this church would agree. I got a few funny stares but we all know they were digging the shoes.
Funny Story of the Weekend time: I picked up my phone yesterday and opened Instagram to discover 1,000 new followers. That’s one third of my entire following in less than an hour. Confused, I checked my comments, and one of them read: “Did you know you are popular in China?” Turns out my photos were posted on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Facebook, and I guess they went… viral? Followers have now doubled and I’m getting some pretty great comments. Oh, the magic of the internet.
Hope you all had wonderfully random experiences this weekend too.
Wearing: Dress and shoes c/o Lulu*s.